Angelina Jolie Chinese Tattoo

The above picture is the young Angelina Jolie. She has since acquired plenty of body art. When her back was still fairly bare, she was known to have a single Chinese character tattooed on her right shoulder.

Angelina Jolie Chinese Tattoo

The small character means death in both Chinese and Japanese. Angelina reportedly wanted a death tattoo to remind herself to cherish life. While the Chinese tattoo itself is relatively simple and well done, the connotation of death in Asian culture isn’t really considered as cool or hip. It is actually associated with a generalized sense of creepiness. To many, it was a little morbid if not downright distasteful.

Angelina Jolie has since removed and replaced that tattoo with some far more intricate ones:

Angelina Jolie New Tattoos